I need a little feedback. Is it considered unethical to auction items which will actually ship from a third party?
XYZ Corp has a 1-month offer for ABC Home Theater Systems at only $100 plus shipping.
These systems normally RETAIL for $200.
So Mr. Ethically Unaware lists 10 at an online auction with a reserve of $150 plus shipping. After a week, the auction closes with three persons meeting the reserve and making payment electronically.
At which point, the Mr. Ethically Unaware purchases the systems via the ABC website and has them shipped direct to the buyers.
Is that unethical?